Georgia Council
of Court Administrators

Established 1997


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  • October 08, 2020 2:29 PM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    The membership of GCCA elected its Executive Board at the 2020 Virtual Fall Conference on October 6, 2020.

    The 2020-2021 Officers include:

    • Robin Rooks, President
    • Lynn Ansley, President-Elect
    • Joshua Weeks, Vice-President
    • Stephanie Hines, Immediate Past President
    • Lenora Hawkins Ponzo, Treasurer
    • Colin Slay, Secretary

    The 2020-2021 Board Members include:

    • Kimberly Ciccaglione
    • Christopher Hansard
    • Kriste Pope
    • Dr. Will Simmons

    Congratulations to our new Executive Committee!

  • January 15, 2020 3:29 PM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    Discounted Early-Bird Member Registration for the 2020 Spring Conference closes on January 30, 2020.  For more information and to register, please visit our 2020 GCCA Spring Conference page.

  • April 16, 2019 10:50 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    Update: This ICM course has been postponed due to low interest.  It will be rescheduled in the future.  We will be adding the ICM course Caseflow and Worlkflow in November.  Check out the Events page for additional information.

    The National Center for State Court's Institute for Court Management will host Leadership 2019 in Atlanta, September 25-27, 2019.  The Leadership course will be offered at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Atlanta.  GCCA's very own TJ BeMent will serve as the course instructor.  This course meets a requirement for Level II of the Certified Court Executive Program (CCE).

    Early Bird Discount: Register and pay by July 31, 2019, $695.  

    After July 31, $745.

    Register here:

  • February 26, 2019 5:32 PM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    Registration for the 2019 Spring Conference is now open.  Early Bird Registration ends on March 22, 2019.

    Sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor registrations are also open.

    Both event pages can be accessed here.

  • February 25, 2019 8:56 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    The following is a message from John Botero at the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts:

    Good afternoon,

    On Friday, the Judicial Council of Georgia voted to endorse the Model Administrative Protocol from the Commission on Interpreters. In his presentation, Justice Blackwell, commission co-chair, stated that the main purpose of this document is to serve as a guide for all levels of court when assessing and implementing a local language access plan and is not a mandate from the Supreme Court.

    As a form of background, In 2015, the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Interpreters received a $15,000 technical assistance grant to develop a model administrative protocol for court interpreting services. The National Center for State Courts made funding for this project available as part of a larger national initiative supported by the State Justice Institute. This grant allowed the Commission to draft an optional, locally adaptable, and step-by-step administrative guide for the provision of language services. The goal of this guide is to help state courts meet their obligations to provide interpreters and other language services. As the first of its kind in Georgia, the Model Administrative Protocol will promote the reliable and efficient provision of language services in state courts throughout Georgia both for persons with limited English proficiency and for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, or if there is anything we can do to assist in helping you develop a local language access plan. We ask you to please disseminate this document to your stakeholders.

    Thank you,

    John H. Botero

    Program Manager, Office of Court Professionals

    Judicial Council / Administrative Office of the Courts

    Model Administrative Protocol, Final Version copy.pdf

  • January 14, 2019 9:23 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    Improve access to justice and increase public trust in the courts by adopting plain language.  NACM's 2019 Plain Language Guide is available free to NACM members.  Not a member?  You can purchase a copy for $10.  Click the link above for more information.

  • September 10, 2018 10:54 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    Message from the President

    Attached is the Supreme Court decision in the Withers vs. Schroeder case. As you may recall, Mr. Schroeder sued DeKalb County Recorder’s Court after a clerical error resulted in Mr. Schroeder’s arrest and incarceration. The case was heard in DeKalb County Superior Court and dismissed.

    However, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal and directed the DeKalb County Judge to reinstate a number of Schroeder’s claims. The panel ruled that Judge Withers and her court administrator were not entitled to judicial and official immunity, as they had been negligent in executing specific administrative duties.

    In a decision issued today, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that both Judge Withers and Court Administrator Thompson were immune from suit based on judicial immunity and quasi-judicial immunity, respectively. 

    We are both relieved and thankful that the Supreme Court recognizes the importance of judicial immunity for not only judges, but also court staff acting at the judge’s direction in fulfilling judicial functions.

    Yours in service,


    Withers v Schroeder Supreme Court Decision.pdf

  • May 14, 2018 9:19 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    Register for the NACM fun run and bootcamp for $20 and get a free t-shirt: 

    Or just get the t-shirt alone for $20 via pre-order:

    All proceeds support scholarships for attendees to NACM conferences.

  • May 01, 2018 11:16 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    The Judicial Council of Georgia is seeking comment on proposed policies and fees for court reporting in civil cases.  The comment period begins May 1, 2018 and ends on June 14, 2018.  For more information, please see the linked press release below:

    Press Release for Policies and Fees for Civil Cases (CRMC).pdf

  • March 14, 2018 10:59 AM | Colin Slay (Administrator)

    Registration for NACM's Annual Conference is now open:

    The conference is in Atlanta, July 22-26, 2018.  We hope you will consider joining other court management professionals from all over the country at this national conference.  The theme for this year's conference is Mind the Gap: The Power of Active Engagement.

    Also, don't forget, as the host state, GCCA is looking for volunteers for the NACM conference.  If you are interested in volunteering, please let Will Simmons know.  A list of volunteer opportunities can be accessed at the link below:

    2018 NACM Annual Conference Volunteer Events.pdf

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